WILLIAMSON – Williamson Pre K-8 hosted a Veteran’s Day Program Friday, Nov. 6 to honor local veterans.
The VFW Post 8001 attended the celebration. Members of the VFW Post 8001 include Fred Baldwin, Ance Curry, Ted Floyd, Ron Dempsey, Dennie Evans and Randy Gilman.
Fred Baldwin was the Veteran Guest Speaker at the event. His wife played Taps on the bugle.
Principal Shannon Blackburn welcomed attendee’s to the event. Ralph Psyzkowski, Assistant Principal, led everyone in prayer.
The Student Body President, Kaleigh Baisden led the pledge. Maliyah Martin sang the National Anthem at the event.
Mrs. Copley, Mrs. Preece and Mrs. Simpkin’s Kindergarten classes wore flag headbands and sang a song.
The Third grade joined in the celebration. Students from Mrs. May and Mrs. Sparks’ class provided patriotic readings and poems.
Mr. Henry’s sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir class sang My Country Tis of Thee.
The fourth grade also took the stage to honor the veterans. Mrs. Hatcher’s class provided a recitation and Mrs. Hager’s class sang God Bless America.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, towns throughout the Tug Valley area will be honoring Veteran’s Day with dinners, parades and other celebrations.
Delbarton and Matewan will be honoring Veteran’s with parades. Matewan’s program begins Wednesday at 12:30,
Appalachian Regional Hospital will host a Veterans Day program on Wednesday at 12pm. Cafeteria discounts available. For more information contact ARH at 606-237-1700
Southside Elementary will be hosting a Veteran’s Day program at 1 p.m. . Lenore will be having a dinner to honor local Veteran’s.